Kirori Mal College has a distinguished history of sustained cultural activity in drama, debate, music, fine arts, photography, dance and film. These activities are organised through cultural societies, namely, THE PLAYERS, DEBSOC, MUSOC, FAPS, SENSATION and THE FILM SOCIETY.
THE PLAYERS is a leading campus theatre group in Delhi, with an impressive record of exciting and varied activity throughout its 52-year history. Its members receive hands-on training in varied theatre arts. Players alumni have made a mark in theatre, cinema, television and related fields. THE PLAYERS hosts its Inter-college Theatre Festival each year. The festival showcases and analyses the best college street and stage plays of the year in a non-competitive format. The event witnesses lively performances and spirited exchanges led by prominent discussants film-makers and directors.
Members of the DEBSOC are a force to reckon with in debate and quiz competitions, and have done exceedingly well at both national and international levels. The DEBSOC organizes a series of debating competitions including the debating festival 'The Gift of the Gab’ and a Hindi Debating League 'Manthan'.
MUSOC is a dominant presence in the university in classical and light music. With its members excelling in both individual and chorus performances, it has won accolades and made a distinctive mark wherever its members have performed. MUSOC is one group that covers Indian, Western and Fusion events, unlike most other music groups that have separate Indian and Western group. MUSOC performances are appreciated a lot both in and outside of the Delhi University circuit.
Fine Arts & Photography Society - FAPS has built up an impressive record of creative work in fine arts and photography in the campus circuit. It hosts its annual fest and exhibition-'Perceptions' every year. These events have gathered overwhelming response from prestigious colleges from all over Delhi and outside.
The dance society SENSATION impresses audiences with its talent and professional ability wherever it performs. The society comprises groups that use western as well as Indian-fusion dance idioms including a wide variety of dance forms like Hip-Hop, B-boying, Contemporary and Indo jazz.
The Film Society exposes students to a rich variety of cinematic work and critical perspectives on cinema. The Film Society is highly active throughout the year. It screens a wide repertoire of films ranging from Indian and foreign film, old classics and contemporary films to documentary and feature films. The films are highly enjoyed by the audience and lively discussions follow most of the screenings. The Society also organizes workshops for film making in which our students participate. We hope to carry on this endeavour and build up adequate infrastructural support so that our members can venture in short film making this year.
The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth, often known by its initials (SPIC MACAY), is not just a non-profit organization which promotes Indian classical music, Indian classical dance, and other aspects Indian culture, it is a movement with chapters in over 300 towns and cities all over the world. SPIC MACAY was established by Dr. Kiran Seth in 1977 at IIT Delhi. It seeks to foster the exchange of traditional Indian values and to generate awareness of the cultural traditions and heritage of India. In order to achieve its goals, SPICMACAY organizes concerts, lectures, demonstrations, informal discussions, and seminars. These are hosted by local chapters of the organization. The SPIC-MACAY chapter of the college co-ordinates with the parent body to organize cultural performances by artists of national eminence. Santoor Maestro Padmashree Pandit Bhajan Sapori, Ustad Imrat Khan, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, among others, have given enthralling performances in the college.